Strength by Numbers

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

For years a favourite question in A-level history exams has been whether Hitler was a ‘weak’ or ‘strong’ dictator. It is an odd question since being a dictator suggests an exceptional degree of power, whether it is exercised effectively or not. Occupied Europe and the doomed Jews it contained might have found it a question […]

Was His Pen Mightier Than His Sword?

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

This is one of the most remarkable books ever written about Winston Churchill. It is clever, fluent and based on wide reading, in and out of the archives. It is original: no academic has studied the literary and theatrical Churchill in greater forensic detail than Jonathan Rose, who portrays him as ‘an artist who used […]

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